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Imaging the Hidden World: the Light Microscope


Published 1984


To say Russell makes films on biology is sort of like saying Rodin threw some clay on a table and a few minutes later came up with a figure representative of a human. 'Light Microscope' starts out didactically (Russell was a former K-12 biology teacher) in instructing the student on proper microscope technique, then goes off into the hyperspace of lighting techniques, using light and colored filters, that make otherwise difficult-to-see phenomena visible. This film, frankly, borders on psychedelia, and shows the technology Russell himself uses to make his visually arresting films.


Run time 20 minutes
Producer Bruce Russell
Sponsor Bruce Wakayama
Audio/Visual sound, color

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Reviewer: smackmiranda - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 6, 2010
Subject: Magnificent
This has everything I look for in an educational film! Mind-bending visuals, soothing avuncular voiceover and quirky psychedelic soundtrack! Can anyone tell me anything about Forrest Boothe, who contributed the music and sound mix?
Reviewer: perception - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 4, 2009
Subject: Very Nice
Beautiful images of pondwater, plants, and particularly crystal growth in addition to fine narration make this a thoroughly enjoyable educational experience.
Reviewer: tanano - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 11, 2008
Subject: Extraordinary Scientific Film
This is a remarkable film whether you are interested in science or not. It has some fine visuals so download the high definition file.
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